Pubs and Bars in California
From dive bars to hotel bars and cocktail bars to wine bars, you can find it all in California.
Los Angeles nightlife offers endless entertainment options, whether it’s a quiet drink with that special someone or dancing the night away with thousands of fellow party people. Downtown L.A.'s vibrant nightlife includes L.A. LIVE and numerous bars and nightclubs. In Hollywood, dress to impress at Drai’s and The Colony. Universal CityWalk Hollywood has everything from the Hard Rock Cafe to the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon.
Angelenos love their drinks, as the recent rise in "mixologists" proves. For nowadays in California, bartenders are not just bartenders – at least not in the chic and trendy places where people flock to see and be seen. No, there you are taken care of by a special mixologist, the person who has gone to the farmer's market to buy fresh ingredients (think mint for mojitos, blackberries to muddle while creating a top-shelf tequila cocktail) and then devotes the time and effort to build a cocktail to remember.
There are the hot nightclub bars, where reserving a table, a single bottle of good vodka and some mixers can set you back $500; and the cool pool scenes at places like The Viceroy or The Roosevelt Hotel, where a cabana stocked with drinks will cost at least that much for an afternoon frolic. The choices are endless, from dive bars where people croon karaoke tunes to spots like the High Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Erwin in Venice, where gorgeous views and a dazzling, multicolored sunset close out just about every day.
Visit wine bars or brew pubs, or take the ultimate plunge and head to Beverly Hills, where you can choose unique experiences: go to the Casey's Irish Pub, the full bar, highlighted different varieties of whiskey, is accompanied by a food menu offering both traditional Irish dishes as well as sports-bar staples like wings, burgers and sandwiches.
Walls of TVs playing sports & tons of beers on tap are the main draws at this lively Irish pub. The underground pub, set in one of Central Downtown Los Angeles’ only single-story buildings, serves a variety of purposes, acting as a restaurant by day and a casual bar spot at night.
Wolf & Crane is Little Tokyo's neighborhood bar, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. We focus on Japanese whisky, American small-batch spirits and California craft beer.
The BRÜ HAUS in LA imports the most authentic of those experiences, we've established a true German pub in the heart of LA. Here our taps are lined with (what we think) are the best beers in the world, a celebration of the best of German brewing tradition and technique.